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Saturday, May 4th, 2019

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8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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St Luke's Episcopal Church 5421 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for those who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five (5)-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Participants who complete the course receive a three (3) year national certification. Audience for this is 18+, clergy, laity, adults with youth under 18. Contact Toneh Smyth, tsmyth@diopa.org, (267) 592-9938, for more information.